Sameer Verma defeated World No. 13 an Asian Games winner Jonatan Chrisite in a thriller of a match in the pre-quarterfinals of Denmark Open. In a match that lasted 70 minutes, Indian Shuttler defeated the Indonesian badminton player 23-21, 6-21, 22-20.
After a hardfought first game win by Sameer, Christie came back strongly and thrashed the Indian player but Sameer held his nerve and won the third game and match after it went down till the wire.
In the quarter finals, sameer faces the winner of the match between Srikanth Kidambi and Lin Dan. In the first round, sameer knocked out World No.2 Shi Yuqi in straight games 21-17, 21-18.